Mary King the autobiography

Mary KingAn icon of British equestrianism, Mary King is one of the most popular and successful British Event riders Currently ranked third by the International Federation of Eventing, Mary King’s achievements as a rider span a life-time. From winning her first cup at the Axe Vale Pony Club hunter trials in Devon to her recent team victory at the Beijing Olympics, King is an eventing powerhouse.

Yet Mary King’s success in the world of eventing (now officially classed as the most dangerous sport in the world) has been hard won. She does not come from a privileged background. Her first pony was an ancient "cast off" from the local vicar's children – and to support herself in the early days she had a variety of unglamorous jobs, including butcher delivery rounds and cleaning out toilets in the local campsite.

Mary King's story will be both fascinating and inspiring for anybody with an interest in equestrian sports. Honest and outspoken, revealing and funny, this is a gripping book that takes the reader to the heart of eventing, written by someone who has seen it all and achieved almost all there is to achieve in the sport.

Published in hardback by
Orion Books
on the 27th August 2009
priced at £20.00